The Winter Games are well and truly underway at EP and it wouldn't be EP without a bit of healthy competition. Each week in the Winter Games there is an individual challenge completed by all team members, and then our scores are added together and averaged out, before being placed on the Winter Games Scoreboard. From next week I will be posting my challenge videos weekly, but (as you all know) I'm very behind at the moment, so below are the videos from the challenges I have already done.
Week One: Push Ups
Week Two: Sit Ups
Week Three: Squats
Week Four: Up/Down Planks
While all the challenges had their moments, Week Four's Up/Down Planks were the worst. I did this challenge on a Wednesday, after Arm Day (not the best idea I've ever had) and Up/Down planks are had enough without burning shoulders. Finishing this challenge was a real #wintersoldierdetermination moment, particularly when my legs gave out and I collapsed onto my knees. Honestly, if it hadn't been for Pat and Hilal cheering me on, I don't think I would have been able to see out the minute.
Which is the other thing I just want to say: cheering someone on means a lot. Maybe you feel a bit stupid yelling 'Go! Go!' or 'Come on!' but if someone is struggling, particularly when you're in a team and their score will mean something for everyone, cheering them on will give them a real boost. It might not affect their score, but it will push them to keep trying if they know there are people around them who want them to succeed.
Wonder what next week's challenge is gonna be?
You don't find the willpower - you create it.
Me With No Apologies.